Sonora Review is run entirely by graduate students in the MFA program at the University of Arizona. Sonora Review accepts submissions in flash prose, fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. We only accept unpublished work. Typical response time is three to six months. Please submit only once every six months.

$1000 and publication in Issue 77 of Sonora Review will be awarded for our annual flash prose contest. The finalists for the contests will be judged by Lucy Corin.

You may submit a work of flash prose (fiction, nonfiction, prose poetry, etc.) of up to 750 words for consideration. The theme for the contest is ENCOUNTER. For a sense of what we're looking for, please visit our website

When submitting, please include a brief biography, your contact information, and any other pertinent information about your submission. For judging purposes, please remove your name or any other identifying marks from your manuscript before uploading.

*Please note that the Poets & Writers magazine advertisement for this contest listed an incorrect entry fee amount.

$1000 and publication in Issue 77 of Sonora Review will be awarded for our annual essay contest. The finalists for the contests will be judged by Rae Paris.

The theme for the contest is ENCOUNTER. For a sense of what we're looking for, please visit our website.

You may submit an essay of up to 5000 words for consideration. When submitting, please include a brief biography, your contact information, and any other pertinent information about your submission. For judging purposes, please remove your name or any other identifying marks from your manuscript before uploading.

Ends in 2 days, 21 hours $5.00
$5.00

Fiction should be typed, double-spaced, and include page numbers. We are unable to read prose submissions that exceed 5,000 words. Please include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, and email in the header, and a brief biography.

We welcome previously unpublished work from writers of all backgrounds and identities, particularly including people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, members of religious minorities, people outside the United States, and all others whom traditional publishing has historically excluded. We believe your stories are valid stories, and we want to consider your work!  

Up to 5 poems per submission should be typed and submitted in one document, with the titles separated by commas in the “Submission Title” field. You may abbreviate the titles if they do not fit. Please include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, and email in the header, and a brief biography.

We welcome previously unpublished work from writers of all backgrounds and identities, particularly including people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, members of religious minorities, people outside the United States, and all others whom traditional publishing has historically excluded. We believe your stories are valid stories, and we want to consider your work!  

Ends in 2 days, 21 hours $4.00
$4.00

Up to 5 poems per submission should be typed and submitted in one document, with the titles separated by commas in the “Submission Title” field. You may abbreviate the titles if they do not fit. Please include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, and email in the header, and a brief biography.

We welcome previously unpublished work from writers of all backgrounds and identities, particularly including people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, members of religious minorities, people outside the United States, and all others whom traditional publishing has historically excluded. We believe your stories are valid stories, and we want to consider your work!  

Please submit work of 750 words or less. Due to their length and higher frequency of publication, these pieces will most often be published online, but may also be considered for publication in our print issues.

We welcome previously unpublished work from writers of all backgrounds and identities, particularly including people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, members of religious minorities, people outside the United States, and all others whom traditional publishing has historically excluded. We believe your stories are valid stories, and we want to consider your work!  

Please submit an interview with an author of up 4000 words. Accepted interviews will be published on our website (www.sonorareview.com), but may also be considered for subsequent publication in our annual print journal.

Alternately, you may email us a pitch for an interview at editors@sonorareview.com. In your pitch, please note previous contact with the author, and consider sending us previous interviews you have conducted.

$3.00
$3.00

Please submit a review of up 3000 words. Accepted reviews will be published on our website (www.sonorareview.com), but may also be considered for subsequent publication in our annual print journal.

Alternately, you may email us a pitch for a review at editors@sonorareview.com. In your pitch, please note previous contact with the author, and consider sending us previous reviews you have conducted. 

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